Learning to Listen, Listening to Learn: Building Essential Skills in Young Children

Learning to Listen, Listening to Learn: Building Essential Skills in Young Children

By: Mary Renck Jalongo (author)Paperback

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From the very beginning of a child's life, effective listening includes becoming aware, focusing, selecting cues from the environment, and filtering out distractions. And in the preschool years, children are ready to learn a lot more about becoming good listeners. Yet very few teachers have had specific preparation for actually teaching children how to listen. Learning to Listen, Listening to Learn provides clear, research-based guidance to help teachers set young children's listening behaviors on the right path, as well as reassess their own listening skills.

About Author

Mary Renck Jalongo is a teacher, writer, and editor. Her most recent book for NAEYC was a second edition of Young Children and Picture Books (2004). As a classroom teacher, she taught preschool, first grade, and second grade; worked with children from families of migrant farm workers; and taught in the laboratory preschool at the University of Toledo. Currently she is a professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she is the coordinator of the doctoral program in Curriculum and Instruction. She has been the recipient of the university's Outstanding Professor Award, as well as numerous other teaching awards and three national awards for excellence in writing. For the past 13 years, she has been the editor-inchief of the international publication Early Childhood Education Journal. Mary Renck Jalongo has coauthored and edited more than 20 books, many of them textbooks, including Early Childhood Language Arts (4th ed., Allyn & Bacon), Creative Thinking and Arts-Based Learning (4th ed., Merrill/Prentice Hall), Exploring Your Role: An Introduction to Early Childhood Education (3d ed., Merrill/Prentice Hall), and Major Trends and Issues in Early Childhood Education: Challenges, Controversies, and Insights (2d ed., Teachers College Press). In addition, she is a contributor to the World Book Encyclopedia and the author of two Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) Position Papers. Recent publications include Planning for Learning: Collaborative Approaches to Lesson Design and Review (Teachers College Press, 2006) and The World's Children and Their Companion Animals: Developmental and Educational Significance of the Child/Pet Bond (ACEI, 2004).

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  • ISBN13: 9781928896463
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9781928896463
  • ISBN10: 1928896464

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